Judge v Crown Leisure Limited [2005] IRLR 823, CA

Keywords: contract of employment – lack of legally binding effect of discussions as to possible pay increase

Summary

The employment tribunal found that discussions between an employer and an employee at a Christmas party regarding future pay increases did not involve the employer entering into a legally binding contractual commitment to the employee. The Court of Appeal held that the tribunal had been entitled to conclude that the words uttered were too vague and uncertain to amount to a contractual promise.

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